This Hotel close to Hollywood Walk of fame Hotel is walking distance to the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, that serves as an entertainment hall of fame. Designed by Southern Californian artist Oliver Weismuller, who was hired by the city in 1953 to give Hollywood a "facelift", the Hollywood Walk of Fame represented one of a number of improvements the city undertook at the time. It is embedded with more than 2,000 five-pointed stars featuring the names of not only human celebrities but also fictional characters honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame runs west on Hollywood Boulevard from Gower Avenue to La Brea Avenue and north to south on Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard. The Walk of Fame is nearly a three-and-a-half-(3 1/2)-mile (5.6km) round-trip walk.
In July 2008, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that the Walk of Fame will undergo a $4.2-million face-lift, another reason to come visit Hollywood. Seven hundred seventy-eight stars will have to be replaced because of the wear and tear that they have undergone since they were first laid down.